Planning

Name Planning
Reference Planning (Wikipedia) and Planning for results: Practical applications (part of Handbook on Planning, Monitoring and Evaluating for Development Results (UNDP)).

Planning in organizations and public policy is both the organizational process of creating and maintaining a plan; and the psychological process of thinking about the activities required to create a desired goal on some scale.


Socio-economic scope

Actants
- Roles
- Tools Planning tools and methodologies such as PRINCE2® (Official PRINCE2® Website);
- Services
Inputs/Outputs inputs: Issues note, Programme, project or other initiation document; output: Development plan, or a programme or project plan.
Target Outcome

Dynamic context

Handbook on Planning, Monitoring and Evaluating for Development Results (UNDP) provides a detailed description of various aspects of planning as it is applied in UNDP, with attention to stakeholder analysis, problem identification and prioritization, problem analysis, vision statement, results map, assumptions and risks.

Action Realm Monitoring & Evaluation
Part of Programme Management or Project Management
Parts stakeholder analysis, problem identification and prioritization, problem analysis, vision statement, results map, assumptions and risks
Preceeding Interactions Programme launch (for a Monitoring against a results framework; or a Policy decision (for institutionalised monitoring)
Succeeding Interactions Evaluation, correcting programmes or projects, other change decisions.
Alternatives
Risks Poor planning is a frequent cause of failed projects or programmes.

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